A Fire to Win: The Life and Times of Woody Hayes
Woody Hayes was one of the greatest football coaches in history---and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated, contradictory man. The former history teacher ran his football empire as an absolute monarchy, but had a surprisingly altruistic side, hidden from the public,. and author John Lombardo uses his extensive sports-writing experience to craft an accurate portrait of one of the most complex and fascinating figures in football.
"An easy-to-read, objective look at one of Ohio's most powerful, complex, admired, feared, and contradictory figures."
"A sympathetic yet evenhanded examination of a modern coaching giant."
"Insightful and comprehensive biography."
"Contradictions, of course, are what make Hayes fascinating. And Lombardo delves into those contradictions with a cell biologist's eye for detail and a landscape painter's eye for perspective."